In these podcasts we will be talking about the latest research, new devices and techniques, as well as controversial topics in the field of Neurointerventional Surgery.
Environmental sustainability in neurointerventional procedures
Operating rooms contribute between 20% to 70% of hospital waste. Neurointerventional procedures, in particular, generate a substantial amount of that waste: an average of 8 kg per case, recently aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
JNIS Editor-In-Chief, Felipe C. Albuquerque, interviews Pey Ling Shum, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, about her recent paper “Environmental sustainability in neurointerventional procedures: a waste audit” - https://jnis.bmj.com/content/12/11/1053
Please also read the related commentary "Greening the neurointerventional suite" - https://jnis.bmj.com/content/12/11/1037
Being a female physician in a male-dominated speciality
Sexism is common place in one of the most male-dominated subspecialties in medicine. Despite this, the prevalence of women physicians in neurointervention is steadily rising.
In this podcast, JNIS Editor-In-Chief, Felipe C. Albuquerque, interviews neurointerventionalists Stephanie H Chen - Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine - and Marie-Christine Brunet - Department of Neurological Surgery (NEUR) at McGill University - about the challenges of being a female physician in this field.
They are the authors of the first study examining the amount of maternal and fetal radiation exposure during a pregnant neurointerventional fellow’s training. Spoiler alert: the findings suggest that, when optimal radiation safety practices are implemented, the fetal dose of a pregnant neurointerventionalist is negligible.
Read the paper for free for a month on the JNIS website:
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Transarterial and transvenous access in neurointervention
The recommendations resulting from the report of the SNIS Standards and Guidelines Committee on transarterial access are discussed in this podcast.
JNIS Editor-In-Chief, Felipe C. Albuquerque, interviews Robert Starke (University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine, Miami Beach, Florida, and Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York) and Justin Fraser (University of Kentucky, Lexington), who recently published the paper “Transarterial and transvenous access for neurointerventional surgery: report of the SNIS Standards and Guidelines Committee” on behalf of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery.
Read the paper on the JNIS website: https://jnis.bmj.com/content/12/8/733
‘Chronic intracranial venous hypertension syndrome’: a new classification scheme for IIH
JNIS Editor-In-Chief Felipe C. Albuquerque discusses idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and a new patient classification paradigm with Kyle Fargen (Neurological Surgery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, USA) and Michael Levitt (Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA). Both authors recently wrote about the intersection between IIH and venous sinus stenosis, an increasingly hot topic within the neurointerventional community. In the podcast, the participants discuss this novel classification, venous sinus stenting, and issues pertaining to this diverse patient population.
Read the paper and the commentary on the JNIS website:
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is not idiopathic: proposal for a new nomenclature and patient classification
Commentary: Another version of the truth
Field triage for endovascular stroke therapy
In a densely populated setting, for patients with stroke who are endovascular therapy candidates and closest to a primary stroke center from the field, triage to a slightly more distant comprehensive stroke center is associated with faster time to endovascular therapy, no delay to alteplase, and less disability at 90 days.
Felipe de Albuquerque talks to Mahesh Jayaraman and Ryan McTaggart (Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island, USA) about their paper “Field triage for endovascular stroke therapy: a population-based comparison”, which is part of the March issue of JNIS and can be read for free on the journal's website: https://jnis.bmj.com/content/12/3/233.
Standards for European training requirements in interventional neuroradiology guidelines
In this podcast, Felipe de Albuquerque talks to Istvan Szikora, Neurointerventions, National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Budapest, Hungary, about the official document of Standards for European training requirements in interventional neuroradiology guidelines by the Division of Neuroradiology/Section of Radiology European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), in cooperation with the Division of Interventional Radiology/UEMS, the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), and the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT). Read the paper on the JNIS website: https://jnis.bmj.com/content/early/2019/11/15/neurintsurg-2019-015537 .
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